AIDS Walk Ohio | Grand Walker Club | Greater Toledo

About the Grand Walker Club

Check out our guide to fundraising for the Walk, Run and Ride!

The Grand Walker Club is made up of participants who raise $1,000 or more for AIDS Walk Ohio. We created the Grand Walker Club to recognize and support the hard work, dedication and impressive fundraising that these participants contribute to the Walk -- they truly go the extra mile for our cause! Grand Walker participants inspire friends, family and community members to get involved in the Walk and embody the spirit that makes AIDS Walk Ohio the powerful community event that it is.

Last year, 72 Grand Walkers from all three walks together raised nearly $135,000! In the first year, 3 AIDS Walk Greater Toledo Grand Walkers raised almost $3500! We hope that you will join us as a Grand Walker in 2016 and help us have our biggest Grand Walker Club yet.

Become a Grand Walker and win a dream vacation to Hawaii!

Hawaii.jpgAny participant who raises $1,000 or more will be entered into a drawing for a trip for four (4) to Hawaii. Package includes: 9 days/8 nights in ocean view rooms at resorts in Kahului-Maui and Honolulu-O’ahu, roundtrip airfare from John Glenn International Airport, private airport transfers, and car rentals. Trip can be customized to make this a dream vacation.


Travel accommodations provided through AAA Travel.


Any participant who raises $1,000 for any AIDS Walk Ohio event will receive ten (10) raffle entries. For every additional $100 raised participants will be receive one (1) additional raffle entry.


This is the year to become a Grand Walker! If you need tips to inspire your fundraising efforts, check-out the AIDS Walk Ohio Fundraising Toolkit.


Participants in all three AIDS Walk Ohio events (Central Ohio, Dayton, and Toledo) are eligible to win. Equitas Health C-Level and Development Staff and their immediate families are not eligible to participate. Raffle is only open to Ohio residents. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes. Fundraising deadline is May 5 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced in May at the AIDS Walk Ohio appreciation event in Columbus. 



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Grand Walkers Get Special Perks

If you set your goal and reach $1,000, you will get to be the envy of everyone with an exclusive Grand Walker VIP experience at AIDS Walk Ohio, in addition to the following:

  • Entries for a chance to win a AAA vacation!
  • Express Check-In at AIDS Walk Ohio - No waiting in long lines!
  • Getting crowned for your achievements
  • Recognition in front of the crowd during remarks
  • A 2017 commemorative Grand Walker prize
  • Your name listed on


How do I qualify to be a Grand Walker?


Any participant that sets their goal to $1000 and raises $1,000 or more automatically becomes a member of our Grand Walker. Be sure to set a personal fundraising goal of $1,000 when you sign up.

For more information or help with achieving your Grand Walkers goal, please contact our AIDS Walk Coordinator, Jen Wakefield at

How do I register for AIDS Walk Greater Toledo?


You can register for AIDS Walk Ohio online or by phone. To register online, click here and choose your city to sign up as an individual, create a team, or join a team.

To register in Columbus by phone, please contact us at (419) 304-2776 and we can assist you.

How do I donate to an AIDS Walk Ohio participant, team, or general fund?


To make a donation towards a AIDS Walk Ohio participant or team, go to the main AIDS Walk Ohio page and go to your city. Click "Find an individual" by First or Last Name or you can "Search for a team." on that city's page. 

Once you found the person or team you would like to donate to, you can

  • Click the "Donate Now" link that appears next to their name or
  • Click on their name and then click the "Donate Now" button underneath their profile photo to be taken to the proper donation form.
If you decide to make a donation to the general walk, you can click here or click the "Make a general donation to AIDS Walk Ohio" link at the top of the AIDS Walk Ohio page.